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. >> reporter: kxix 5. >>> lawmakers are pressing the obama administration to move back the deadlines for people to sign health insurance. >> reporter: the obama administration is promising to ticks the new health care web site by the end of november. a group of senate democrats is looking for more. >> what i'm proposing is that we extend the period in which people can enroll so we can make sure we get as many people who want health insurance able to enroll and be able to be covered. >> reporter: new hampshire senator jane sheheen is calling the roll-out a disaster. she sent a letter to the president urging him to push back the deadline. many republicans are also frustrated with the launch of healthcare.gov. darrell isa of the reform committee says he may issue subpoenas to the health and human services department. >> so that we can, on half of the american people straighten out as much as can be straightened out, which is above the water, the 90% below the water like an iceberg, the other problems in obama care. >> reporter: contractors pointed to last-minute design changes for th
for them as well as a civil penalty. >>> this week the obama administration will face more pressure to reveal how many people signed up online for health care coverage. it's a question republicans are asking after the troubled roll-out of a new web site. the site -- the application, enrollment system went down. the secretary of health and human services kathleen is a deal use will appear on wednesday. >>> a spanish newspaper saying the u.s. spied on more than 60 million phone calls in spain in one month alone. suzanne mcguinness has the latest on the first round of headaches, also the strained relations between the u.s. and its allies. >> a european union delegation in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aids, members of congress. they're expressing outrage at reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 world leaders. >> think repair work to do. think have hard questions need to ask of the nsa about what's happening in this program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a new revelation from a german newspaper, which says the nsa listened in on german chan
evening, for 31 days now, the obama administration has been telling us americans by the millions are visiting the new health insurance web site despite all of its problems, but no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policies have been purchased, and this may be the reason. cbs news has learned enrollments got off to an incredibly slow start. sharyl attkisson attained documents that haven't been seen by the public until now. >> reporter: early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice a day war room meetings from medicare and medicaid services after the web site failed on october 1. they were turned over in response to a document request from the house oversight committee. the web site launched on tuesday. publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. but at a meeting wednesday morning, the war room notes say six enrollments very occurred so far. they were with blue cross blue shield of north carolina and kansas city and, caresource, and health care service corporation. by wednesday afternoons enroll
we can execute. and execution has been -- one senior member of the obama administration said to me this week, that they were dealing with all of this their real achille's heel throughout. just for exactly the reason that david laid out that we all seen computer systems that roll out badly. always getting microsoft updates to our operating systems and so forth. that would have argued in favor of the obama administration making sure that this system was being test run for six months or a year before it came out. which is what most technology companies will tell you in large, complex piece of software requires. instead they gave this weeks. and that is actually i think where the investigative focus should be, why they tried to go do this so fast and so on the fly. >> in some cases they gave days, companies that were going to be working and needing the systems to tap in to, online insurance, private insurance companies they got the information from the white house two days before the site went live they weren't able to get down the testing that they would have required. yes, this webs
in january. >>> the barack obama administration is promising to fix the health care web site by the end of november. lawmakers are pressing for more. one democratic senator is asking the president to push back the march thirty onest enrollment deadline calling the roll out of the affordable health care act a disaster. house republican says he may issue a subpoena to the health and human services department. hhs secretary is set to testify about the problems on wednesday. >>> a boardwalk damaged by hurricane sandy reopens a year later. what is different that the officials hope will keep it together in the next big storm? >> from the weather center. good evening, everybody. we have light rain back in the forecast. i will pinpoint the location or where to expect it right there in san jose as the news continues on kpix5 ,,,,,,,,,, transplant. (nats - music) sund170 :04-8 "jane, sweet jane" reed was the driving force lou reed died at the aiming of 71. [music] reed was the driving force behind the legendary band "velvet undergrounds." it never received commercial success but many credit with
grilled on -- obama administration got grilled today. one being the woman who oversaw the rollout of the eric website. for the first -- obama care website. for the first time, we heard someone apologize, but he she said they still don't have answers to one key question. >> marilyn tavenner said it had nothing to do with her failing to reveal enrollment figures. >> so what i can guarantee is we have a system that's working. we're going to improve the speed of that system. >> excuse me. >> yes. >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> i'm saying it's working. it's just not working at the speed that we want, and at the success rate that we wanted. >> having blamed the web sites flaws on delays by the main. >> jaymee: t. firm hired to build it, a canadian company called cgi, but in an apparent contra dix, she said me problems caught her off guard. >> the problems in the the first week, we attributed to volume. >> how about before october 1st. any sense at all there were going to be problems with the website? >> no, there are always going to be issues wait new website, wha
is ahead for some americans who already have health insurance on the job. >> jeff: the obama administration is still struggling to fix the new healthcare web site and explain how new insurance programs work. with the vast majority of americans who already receive coverage through their employers are starting to make enrollment choices for next year, and some are seeing big changes. we're joined now by cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. always good to see you. let's talk about the big companies first. what hangs are we seeing? >>. >> we're seeing higher premiums, not great news. we're also seeing increased costs and out of pocket expenses are going to start creeping in here. so as a result this is going to be a more expensive environment. many companies are starting to introduce something called a high deductible plan. and it's paired with a health savings account. this is kind of the way that people can limit their costs but you really have to be young and healthy to make that work for you. >> jeff: why are they doing these low cost plans, high deductible plans? >> the price of hea
, this is a program that's going to affect millions of people across america. it is going to define the obama administration and the democrats for years to come. >> absolutely. this is the gift that keeps on giving for republicans. it's not like the scandal that is here and gone tomorrow. this is a program that is rolled out. it's going to be seized onto the republicans anything, your healthcare plan stinks. >> you are correct. the republicans do not have to enhance any acquisition and make about this. on the other hand, you have not heard from that collection of people who could not get any coverage because they had a pre-existing condition. you have not heard from the collection of people that were going to the emergency room when their problem had become critical. you're just not heard from the people who among longer have to carry their kids at their expense. all of that is what democrats were running for reelection and election will be selling. they are going to defend the plan. the problem is, will obama defend the plan? he seems to have disappeared all of a sudden. >> well, that for th
. good morning. >> good morning and happy friday. >> indeed. a month ago today the obama administration launched healthcare.gov. this morning we know how few americans were able to sign up for coverage at the start. >> as cbs news first reported last night, there were only six health insurance enrollments on october 1st nationwide according to government documents turned over to congress. jan crawford has done reporting on the story and joins us. >> good morning. six people, six enrollments on day and that number by the end of day two is 248 across the country. this time last month, i was in maryland. they had 40 appointments scheduled on day one and all the people so excited to sign up. at that clinic they were not able to sign up a single person. the promise of obama care for many was about the reality. >> this means a lot to me to be able to actually sign up for health care. >> the excitement quickly turned to frustration and it became clear the problem was widespread. no one could find anyone who signed up. "the washington post" listed it as an imaginary unicorn
the nation's trouble plagued healthcare website and as susan mcginnis reports, a top obama administration officials faces tough questions. >> reporter: health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be in the hot seat today testifying in front of a house committee about problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius to resign her position because of the disastrous rollout of obamacare. >> reporter: in prepared testimony, secretary sebelius blamed contractors hired to build the website for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. she says unfortunately a subset of those contracts for healthcare.gov have not met expectations. >> do you swear that the testimony you are -- >> reporter: but in testimony last week, those contractors said the real problem was with cms, which demanded last-minute changes and did not allow enough time to fully test the website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: marilyn taviner, the head of cms, says fixes
newspaper which says the u.s. listened in on angel a merkel's phone calls since 1992. the obama administration denies it saying news reports claiming otherwise are not true but some members of congress are not skeptical. >> remembers, the nsa works for the president. it's a question of did the president want to hear what angela merkel is saying because through his national security adviser he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say the white house has to answer to no one. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensi defensive. the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives not only the u.s. but france and germany and throughout europe. >> reporter: they say they ended the've dropping after a white house review uncovered the operation this summer but more damaging information could be coming. >> glen gleanwald of the "guardian" says another country is going to learn it was the southbound subject of u.s. surveillance. >> we're waiting word from the "guardian" newspaper to see if there's yet another revelation that could cause damage. anne-ma
to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, a senior obama administration official says the u.s. is considering ending its spying on heads of states. it's part of a fallout following revelation thags the u.s. has spied on german chancellor angela merkel and 34 other leaders. president obama said he was unaware of high level eavesdropping but "the new york times" said the state department signed off on the process and a key part that is calling for total review of u.s. intelligence programs. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. there's no final decision yet from the white house about ending these programs, the white house is waiting to see what happens here in congress. and more lawmakers now calling for changes including the head the senate intelligence senate intelligence chairwoman dianne feinstein scompreft outrage that the u.s. spied on allies including german chancellor angela merkel. she issued a statement saying i totally opposed. the finestein and her senate colleagues want to go one step further. she's calling for review of all operation
. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the obama administration facing more questions on the glitches of the government's health care website. we'll go to capitol hill. >>> plus, the hot sauce sriracha is sweeping the nation, but the company behind the sauce is feeling the heat. >>> and actor will arnett will be in the studio to tell us all about his new sitcom, "the millers." >>> one final note. congratulations to our own bob schieffer. the host of cbs's "face the nation" was presented with the walter cronkite award for excellence in journalism by the university of arizona tuesday. it recognizies leading journalists, and that he is. >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com and i'm frank mallicoat time is 4- >>> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >>> good morning, it's wednesday, october 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30 on your "hump day" and we're going to get you out the door with traffic and weather
rate we wanted. >> reporter: contractors say they warned the obama administration about the glitches weeks before the launch. members of congress say they want to know when sebelius first learned of the problems and who did she tell. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> president obama will visit boston today to promote and defend the healthcare reform of program. >>> it is 4:49. the white house says it is not reviewing the program that monitored four leaders including german chancellor angela merkel. yesterday, national intelligence director james clapper told the house intelligence committee the u.s. has been spying on our allies now for years. >> it's one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963 that this is a permanent al given in the intel -- fundamental given in the intelligence business is leadership level at any level including military leaders. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence services, our leaders or otherwise. >> absolutely. >> despite criti
sure it gets fixed asap. >> damage control while the obama administration apologizes for the botched rollout of the president's health care law. there are new security concerns about the government's faulty website. >> amazon would never do this. proflowers would never do this. kayak would never do this. >>> and a hero behind the wheel. a bus driver talks a woman from jumping off the bridge. >> it was meant to be. i was supposed to be there for her at that moment, and i was. captioning funded by cbs her at that moment, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 31st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, it took nearly a century, but it's a celebration worth waiting for. the red sox beat the st. louis cardinals in game six to win the world series, and the victory is even sweeter because the team did it at home and just six months after the marathon bombing. of course, no celebration would be complete without some rowdy fans trying to push over cars. at least nine people have been arrested. adriana diaz was on the field just moments after t
at an obama administration war room obtained by congressman darrell issa, a republican from southern california. >>> every year millions of people donate their blood for free. but wait until you see what christin ayers discovered happens to those free donations. it's a story you will only see right here on kpix 5. >>> reporter: watson gives blood to help her community. >> saving a life is priceless. >> reporter: but her donation doesn't stay local or priceless for long. at blood banks like this one that the red cross runs in oakland, blood gets separated into products, red blood cells, plasma and platelets. >> we get the most out of each donation that way. >> reporter: the red cross's bay area spokesman jared schultzman says it's an expensive process. >> for us to collect, test and process the blood and distribute it, we incur great fees. >> reporter: the cost has to be passed on and that's why blood is big business. >> it is one very valuable commodity. >> reporter: arthur kaplan is one of the country's leading experts on blood. >> think of it as oil. it has to be refined and moved
with more, sharyl? >> reporter: scott, the obama administration didn't dispute those enrollment numbers reported in government meeting notes. six the first day as you said, just six. 248 by the end of day two. white house spokesman jay carney said they haven't really-- released enrollment fillings because the numbers have to be checked and accurate and he downplayed expectations. >> let me just tell you now, november 1. we don't expect those numbers to be very high. and we never did. but they're going to be even lower because of the challenges we've had with the web site. >> reporter: angered to learn that figures are compiled daily after being told there weren't any, the republican chair of the house ways and means committee today demanded all enrollment data by 5 p.m. or else that it could be subpoenaed. last word, scott, nothing had been provided. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson in our washington newsroom, thank you sharyl. so why didn't the president know that his signature program was in such trouble? we'll talk to his former chief of staff. a tiny drug company believes that this pill
different than in terms of president george w. bush. >> the obama administration spied on at least 35 foreign governments according to "the wall street journal". they did not deny the spying. the white house said all spying tactics are under review. some have already been canceled like surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's cellphone. it has infuriated he and severely damaged u.s. relations. a prominent newspaper said obama had known of the spying since 2010. he was informed personally that year. the administration denied that confrontation took place. the mess in europe is now spilling into some corners of congress. >> they don't believe ever listening to the head of state of an ally is appropriate. i would hope the president is as upset as all of us are in congress. >> reporter: some lawmakers say europe needs to grow up. >> if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they would be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing. >> reporter: the white house promised merkel the surveillance canada. others want the same rules. >> senior correspondent
. industry experts say for everyone, the best get to c >> thanks, janet. the obama administration is thinking seriously this morning about ending surveillance programs. . . . leaders. the a allies are said they'y're fufurious the national secu >> sources tell "the los angeles times" that the obama white house did approve many of those oppositions. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, good morning. >> good morning, norah, and to charlie. european lawmakers tell us they're upset by the volume of information collected by the nsa and want to know what was done with it. they'll hold meetings at the white house and the state department today. but some of these questions are going to be hard to answer as we just begin to realize how far the surveillance program reaches. >> reporter: president obama said there should be additional constrains on how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he told cable channel fusion. >> what we've seen over the last several years is their capacity to continue to develop and expand, and that's why i'm initiating now a review t
. >> the obama administration has the goal to get 7 million people to sign up by march 1,2014. >>> today is the pick of the week. clear skies out there but it's waning right now. >> waning? >> waning. don't believe me to? take a look outside. that's right. we have the move out there and indeed, it is waning. we'll have a whole new moon starting on the 3rd. michelle is like what is he talking about? >> elmer fudd, waning? ?! >>> chilly temperatures in the north bay valleys in the 30s in spots. 39 in santa rosa, 48 degrees in santa rosa, 54 in san francisco. by this afternoon, yes, we are enjoying the warmest day of the week. 70s even some upper 70s in parts of the south bay. the same with the east bay sunshine all day long. inside the bay plenty of sun in san francisco and 74 in oakland. big changes coming up for the weekend. we'll have more on that coming up. right now let's check the roads now with your "kcbs traffic" with elizabeth. >> thanks, lawrence. we have an ongoing situation in milpitas. northbound 680 the investigation into a fatal accident overnight continues to block the slo
about when the obama administration was warned about potential problems with the healthcare website. nancy cortes is on capitol hill where health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is facing congress right now. plus do you remember last month when we introduced you to the soldier who made it his mission to rescue the afghan translator who saved his life. we were there last night when that interpreter arrived in the u.s. and, boy, is this a great story? look at this. they were reunited last night at the airport. it's my favorite story of the newscast today. and trouble with the trendiest condiment. the new plant that has neighbors fired up. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. it's a seracha plant. what is it? somebody said it was a sausage. it's wrong. >> they are wrong. you have to try it. >> have some water nearby. all right. have a good day. >> they are laughing in new york. >>> okay, thanks. have a great show. 6:52. game 6 world series in boston at fenway. why getting to boston turned into a very long journey for the cardinals. we'll tell you. >>
. >> reporter: the obama administration insists the website will be fully functioning by december. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the widespread computer problems aren't the only issues plaguing the rollout of the affordable care act. >> there are now reports that many americans will now pay more for insurance under the new system. here to explain why this is happening is cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> so, jill, how many uninsured people are expected to pay more under this new system? >> reporter: the government said it's going to cost about 328 bucks per month per person, right? well, that's a little bit different depending on what group you fall in. so here we had three specific groups of uninsured americans. according to the kaiser family foundation 38% of uninsured americans fall below the poverty line so that means they should be eligible for expanded medicaid, okay? so that's one group. a big chung, 52% will qualify for tax credits on a sliding scale based on household income. but there's this 10% of americans who don'
to offset the cost of new plans. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the obama administration wants 7 million people to sign up by march 1. >>> friday the all-important weekends is here. >> we have some changes i think today is going to be a great day outside, nicest day of the week but drastic changes over the weekend with a cold front coming to town. outside now mostly clear skies. it's chilly in spots as we have some 30s in some of the north bay valleys. otherwise 46 degrees in concord. 51 in oakland. 46 in livermore. 54 degrees in san francisco. i think as we head toward the afternoon, sunny skies everywhere you go. the south bay you're looking at some temperatures mid to even upper 70s into places like morgan hill. 76 degrees in san jose. east bay temperatures going to see some similar numbers. 78 degrees in pleasanton. 77 livermore. 75 antioch. inside the bay in san francisco, what a gorgeous day. 71 degrees and sunny skies should be 74 degrees in oakland. enjoy it. we have some changes coming our way. more on that weekend forecast coming up in a few minutes. back to you. >>> t
at the time, but have since been banned by the obama administration. walid bin attash's attorney, cheryl bormann, says she's not allowed to talk about the interrogations because they've been classified. was your client water-boarded? >> cheryl bormann: i can't answer that question. a proposed protective order bans me from telling you anything i know about what happened to my client, beginning from the moment of his capture in 2003 until the moment that he landed in guantanamo bay in 2006. >> stahl: so, if you were to tell me that he was subjected to a specific harsh interrogation technique, you would be breaking a law, you would be...? >> bormann: i would be. >> stahl: ...convicted of something? >> bormann: i would be prosecuted and imprisoned for, i believe, up to 30 years. >> david nevin: this is not a system that is set up to deliver justice. >> stahl: david nevin represents khalid sheikh mohammed-- "ksm"-- known as the architect of 9/11. considering that ksm has admitted to the worst terrorist attack on u.s. soil, you would think the case might be open- and-shut. but part of the prob
with the troubled obama care website. cbs muze confirms the top contractor sent the obama administration sent a memo three weeks warning the site had not been tested. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is testifying in front of the hearing. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie off the bat, sebelius apologized for the faulty website down again last night and this morning. she says contractors were to blame for the problems but also said as secretary of health and human services she is the main person accountability. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. let me say directly to americans you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems and i'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. >> marilyn taverner claimed the website appeared to be ready to go right before the launch date. >> how about before october 1st was there a sense there was going to be problems with the website? >> no. there are always go
in the obama administration were using to deal with this? they were so afraid republicans were trying to defund it they created this baroque system of trying to work this out and that created the problems. >> but is the sort of overall idea sneaking in that it doesn't work for all these reasons? >> oh, absolutely. and it's not just the website. the manifestation. that's not the only problem. the problem is also getting people's eligibility information to them, getting information to the insurance company, and those were structural flawed predicted. >> the consequences of that? >> the consequences are people are not signing up which then of course if it continues a month from now and it's still a problem, then the consequences are policy consequences that get to the heart of whether this can even survive as politics. >> my next question because the president is on the road promoting his health care agenda, and everybody agrees this rollout has been a hot mess to put it very bluntly. how big of an effect is it having on the rest of his agenda? >> well, you know some pe
about that. >> reporter: we asked the top health care adviser to president obama how it was decided to launch the health care web site when the administration knew it had failed some key early tests? who decided to go ahead with the launch when the site crashed with fewer than 200 people on it and was the president notified that that crash occurred shortly before the october 1 launch? >> there was rigorous testing, but, major, look, there wasn't - - >> reporter: it crashed. and there had to be a decision to say go ahead once that site crashed. >> there wasn't-- it's clear now there wasn't enough testing. and the bottom line is the president of the united states last week went out in front of the american people and said here's what we're going to do to fix it. and the good news, is when it's up and running we'll have until march 31 to make sure that people are covered. >> reporter: did the president know? >> we received updates in terms of the progress, and it was all systems go on october 1. >> reporter: white house advisers say consumers angered at having to switch their individua
as new disclosure surface about government spying on global allies. mr. obama is calling for complete review of how our intelligence operates outside the country. among leaders whose calls were monitored german chancellor angela merkel. administration official says eavesdropping on friendly heads of state may end but no decision has been made. >>> people living along the northeast coast are remembering the nightmare that tore communities apart a year ago. vinita nair on how one of the hardest hit towns is still rebuilding from super storm sandy. >> reporter: construction crews are still hard at work in breezy point one year later removing pieces of an old foundation. at least half the neighborhood is not back in their homes after the super storm caused massive flooding and triggered an electrical fire. marty ingram was the fire chief. >> there had to be 70 homes fully engaged with flames 60 or 80 feet high. >> reporter: he spent six months rebuilding his home. >> i can't believe it's a year. it's just been a blur. >> reporter: sandy caused an estimated $50 billion in damage across the
" for tuesday, october 29th, 2013. good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, a senior obama administration official says the
control while the obama administration apologizes for the botched rollout of the president's health care law. there are new security concerns about the government's faulty website. >> amazon would never do this. proflowers would never do this. kayak would never do this. >>> and a hero behind the wheel. a bus driver talks a woman from
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